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Career Center Graduate and Professional School Fair 9/10

Please announce to students:

Graduate and Professional School Fair
Wednesday, September 10
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
BMU Auditorium

Students, alumni, faculty and community members are welcome to attend this free event to learn more about specific graduate programs and the admissions process.  In addition to almost 50 colleges and universities, there will be representatives from CSU, Chico master’s programs. To reserve a booth for your graduate school, call Jodie Rettinhouse at x5253.  To see a list of participating schools:

LEAD (Leaders Educating for the Advancement of Dreamers) “Dreaming Without Boundaries” conference Friday, October 3

The "Dreaming Without Boundaries" conference will educate and promote awareness about Dream students and the obstacles they overcome to achieve higher education. This event is for the CSU, Chico campus and surrounding communities.

Breakout sessions include: Financial Aid, Scholarships, Student Wellness, Immigration Myths and Facts, a Dream Student Panel and more.  We are proud to have Cesar A. Cruz as our keynote speaker.  He is an internationally known poet and human activist who is the first Mexican immigrant male to attend Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education in the Doctoral Program for Educational Leadership.  For more information about Cesar A. Cruz, click here.

The conference will be on Friday, October 3, 2014 8:30am – 3:30pm at BMU Auditorium

Please register online by Friday, September 12, 2014, seating is limited.

$20 per attendee

Free for college students

Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.

If you have any questions feel free to contact LEAD through email at

CSU, Chico encourages all people to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please email Elizabeth at or call Angella Terres at (951) 640-7991.

FREE BEAR BURGER at Grillin on the Grass Thurs. Sept. 11

Meet New People, Catch Up With Friends, Play some Games and Enjoy a Burger from the Madison Bear Garden all in one place!!! Welcome to a new semester, Wildcats! Every year we come back to Chico looking to meet new people and catch up with old friends. Why not do it in a fun and interactive way by coming to Grillin' On The Grass on Thursday, Sept 11th from 4:30PM to 7:00PM in Trinity Commons!


Grillin' on the Grass is a kick-off event that gives students an opportunity to reconnect with other students and on campus organizations at the start the school year. With music, entertainment, and food provided by the Madison Bear Garden, students are able to get reacquainted with each other, meet new students, and familiarize themselves with the variety of multicultural student organizations CSU, Chico has to offer.


Are you a recognized campus organization interested in tabling at Grillin' on the Grass? If so come to the Cross Cultural Leadership Center in Miriam Library 172 (across from the Marketplace) to fill out an

For more information or accessibility needs come visit the Cross Cultural Leadership Center in MLIB 172 right across from the BMU marketplace or you can contact us via email at or by phone at (530) 898-4101.



CSU, Chico Staff Council Is On Facebook!

Campus News, Fundraisers, Koffee & Kudos, University Needy Children Program, Staff Halloween Costume Contest, Staff Awards Luncheon, Blood Drives, and more!  Chico State Staff Members can receive the most up to date information on campus events, activities, and staff happenings by “liking” us on Facebook!  Visit our Staff Council Facebook page to see what we’ve been doing…and what we will be up to!

University Farm – Meats Lab Closed Friday – 8/29/14

Hope you’re all having a great start to the semester!  Just a quick message to let you know that the University Farm Meats Lab (located at the University Farm – 311 Nicholas C. Schouten Lane, off of Hegan Lane) will be closed tomorrow, Friday - 8/29/14.  We will return to our regular business hours – Public Sales – Thursdays & Fridays, 8am-5pm.  Be sure to come visit us when you can!  A list of items and general pricing (may vary) is available on the College of Agriculture website -  Thank you for your patronage!

Free Pizza at the Geography Club's first meeting, 9/2/14

Do you love pizza? Do you love the outdoors? Are you interested in being a steward of the planet? Well then, the CSU Chico Geography Club invites you to the first meeting of the semester on Tuesday September 2nd, 2014 in Butte Hall 503 at 12:15pm. There will be free pizza as always, and we will discuss the events for our department's upcoming 50th Anniversary! This is a perfect opportunity to meet new people, or explore a major if you're undeclared. Mark your calendars!


For more information visit our website (or facebook page) at or stop by Butte 507. See you there!

Schedule A Study Abroad Presentation Today!

Greetings from the Chico State Study Abroad Office!


At the beginning of each semester, the Study Abroad Office conducts classroom presentations to promote our various programs. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to give these presentations to your classes. The presentations usually last about 10-15 minutes and we are more than willing to tailor them to your specific class focus.


The study abroad office will be conducting class presentations during the months of September, October, and November. 


If you are interested in having Study Abroad present our programs to your classes please send an email to sa_recruit@csuchico.eduwith the following information:


  • Date and time
  • Course title and subject
  • Number of students
  • Location of Classroom
  • Is this SMART classroom?
  • Do you want us to focus on a specific major, country, or region or do you prefer something more basic and open-ended?
  • Do you want the 15-minute presentation or the 30 minute deluxe version with culture quiz and prizes?
  • Any other requests?


Thank you for your time and we hope to hear from you soon!​

Ray McGovern is coming to CSU, Chico

Ray McGovern is coming to CSU, Chico!

Three lecture/discussions on consecutive evenings beginning at 7PM each evening:


Wednesday, September 17, Harlen Adams Theatre---U.S. Foreign Policy: Myth vs. Reality

Thursday, September 18, Selvester’s 100---The U.S. Surveillance State

Friday, September 19, Selvester’s 100---Morality vs. Pragmatism in U.S. Foreign Policy

Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern provides an insider’s account based on years of experience in the intelligence community.  A former Army infantry/intelligence officer, McGovern served with the CIA from the Kennedy administration through that of George H. W. Bush. His duties included chairing the National Intelligence Estimates and preparing the “President’s Daily Brief,” during which he briefed President Ronald Reagan’s most senior national security advisors one-on-one from 1981 to 1985.

For more information contact Tom Imhoff, Department of Philosophy, by email at:

These programs are all free and open to the public.

Sponsored by:

The Peace Institute at California State University, Chico

The Philosophy Department at CSUC

The Chico Chapter of the ACLU


Eduroam Secure Wireless

There is a new, secure wireless network on campus: eduroam. This new network is available to all students, faculty, and staff.

Eduroam secure wireless not only offers enhanced security, but ease of use as well; once your device is configured for eduroam it will automatically connect to the network when in range.

In addition to providing secure wireless access while on the CSU, Chico campus, our eduroam network is part of a world-wide roaming access federation providing seamless, secure guest network access at thousands of participating partner universities world-wide. Your mobile device will work on their campuses as if it were at CSU, Chico.

More information about eduroam, including connection instructions, is available at

Contact IT Support Services at or (530) 898-4357 for additional information or assistance.


IT Support Services
898-HELP (4357)

Last Day - Adventure Outings Buy One Trip, Get One Half Price

Friday is the last day to take advantage of AO’s Buy One, Get One Half Price deal for the fall semester.  The office will be open 9am-5pm to register for trips and ask questions.

New Mobile Food Ordering App for on campus dining!

Why wait in line?  Order ahead!

AS Dining Services has a new exciting mobile app! The app is called Tapingo and it is available for free at the Apple App Store and Google Play.  The Tapingo app allows you to order your food and pay for it from your smartphone or tablet and will text you as soon as your order is ready for pick up.  You can order food through Tapingo from the Marketplace Café, Common Grounds, and Creekside Café.

Download Tapingo today and never wait in line again!

Internship opportunity at CLIC!

The Community Legal Information Center is now accepting intern applications for the Fall 2014 semester!

Three unit internships are now available in all twelve departments. There are no grade level or Major requirements to apply, only an interest in helping the community and providing legal aid to under-served populations. Departments include:

  •     *   Chico Consumer Protection Agency
  •       * County Jail Law Project
  •        *Community Outreach
  •        *Disabled and theLaw
  •        *Environmental Advocacy
  •        *Family Law
  •        *Housing Law
  •        *Misdemeanors, Tickets, and Traffic
  •        *Penal Law Project
  •        *Student Legal Services/Juvenile Rights
  •        *Women’s Law Project
  •        *Worker’s Rights Program

For more information or to pick up an application, visit our offices at 25 Main Street, Suite 102 or call us at (530)898-4354. We are open from 9 to 5, Monday through Thursday, and on Fridays from 10 to 5. 

An orientation will be held September 3rd in Colusa Hall room 100. Please attend to learn more about each of our programs.


Alternate Events Once Again Offered for ‘Wildcat Way Weekend’

Date: 08-28-2014

Joe Wills
Public Affairs

Once again this year, California State University, Chico is offering a variety of activities for students on Labor Day weekend, starting Thursday, Aug. 29.

A committee of staff and students from the Associated Students; CSU, Chico Student Life and Leadership; Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC); University Housing and Food Services; the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center; the Wildcat Recreation Center; and campus offices has been meeting during the summer to plan the events.

The complete release is available on the CSU, Chico News website.


SAT Preparation Workshop Starts Sept. 13

BTPS Testing, in cooperation with Continuing Education, provide SAT Test preparation workshops on the Chico State campus twice a year.

The SAT preparation workshop provides participants instruction and practice problems that will deepen their understanding of the SAT test format, question types, and test taking strategies.

Workshops are taught by credentialed BTPS Testing faculty who specialize in math, English and SAT preparation. The workshop includes, practice tests, assessments and a review of skills necessary to be successful on the SAT. The book, Cliff Notes SAT with CD, is also included. Free repeat policy.


For more information please visit:


Please forward this announcement to friends and family who will benefit from this opportunity.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class for Students/Faculty/Staff

The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Canter is excited to offer the class series Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) again this semester open to students, staff and faculty.  The MBSR program, backed by three decades of research, will help you reduce stress and enhance resilience, even in the face of serious life difficulties.  Common reasons people take this course include: Daily Life Stress, Anxiety/Depression, Sleep Problems, Chronic Pain, Fatigue, Headaches,  Job, School or Family Pressure, Personal Growth/Development, substance abuse, ADD/ADHD, and Serious Illness. 


Introductory Course:                      Thursday, October 2 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM


Class Continues:                               Thursdays from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM for (8) weeks (No class on Thanksgiving)


                                                                There will be a Day-long Retreat on Saturday, November 15 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Location:                                              Student Services Center 150


Course Fee:                                        $30 per student – Due Upon Registration – Current Chico State Student ID # Required

                                                                $250 for Faculty/Staff of Chico State – Limited Faculty/Staff spaces – Due Upon Registration

                                                                (MBSR Courses in the community charge as much as $395!)

                                                                Register Early!


Instructor:                                           Ann Ponzio, MA, Certified MBSR Instructor                        


Registration/                                      Campus Alcohol & Drug Education Center

More Information:                          Call:  530.898.6450 - Stop By:  SSC 180 - -  

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